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Dementia cannot be caught through blood transfusions, say scientists

Dementia cannot be caught through blood transfusions, a new study has shown. 

Last year researchers at University College London warned that some patients who had contracted Creuzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) through medical accidents also had Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that the diseases were transmitted at the same time.  They warned that ‘theoretically’ the seeds of dementia could be accidentally passed on through a blood transfusion.

But now a large study by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that there is no risk of transference.

Read more on the Telegraph website.